Kernel driver asus_ec_sensors

Supported boards:
  • PRIME X470-PRO
  • PRIME X570-PRO
  • Pro WS X570-ACE
  • ProArt X570-CREATOR WIFI
  • ROG CROSSHAIR VIII DARK HERO
  • ROG CROSSHAIR VIII HERO (WI-FI)
  • ROG CROSSHAIR VIII FORMULA
  • ROG CROSSHAIR VIII HERO
  • ROG CROSSHAIR VIII IMPACT
  • ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO
  • ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI)
  • ROG STRIX B550-E GAMING
  • ROG STRIX B550-I GAMING
  • ROG STRIX X570-E GAMING
  • ROG STRIX X570-E GAMING WIFI II
  • ROG STRIX X570-F GAMING
  • ROG STRIX X570-I GAMING
  • ROG STRIX Z690-A GAMING WIFI D4
  • ROG ZENITH II EXTREME
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Description:

ASUS mainboards publish hardware monitoring information via Super I/O chip and the ACPI embedded controller (EC) registers. Some of the sensors are only available via the EC.

The driver is aware of and reads the following sensors:

  1. Chipset (PCH) temperature
  2. CPU package temperature
  3. Motherboard temperature
  4. Readings from the T_Sensor header
  5. VRM temperature
  6. CPU_Opt fan RPM
  7. VRM heatsink fan RPM
  8. Chipset fan RPM
  9. Readings from the “Water flow meter” header (RPM)
  10. Readings from the “Water In” and “Water Out” temperature headers
  11. CPU current
  12. CPU core voltage

Sensor values are read from EC registers, and to avoid race with the board firmware the driver acquires ACPI mutex, the one used by the WMI when its methods access the EC.

Module Parameters

  • mutex_path: string
    The driver holds path to the ACPI mutex for each board (actually, the path is mostly identical for them). If ASUS changes this path in a future BIOS update, this parameter can be used to override the stored in the driver value until it gets updated. A special string “:GLOBAL_LOCK” can be passed to use the ACPI global lock instead of a dedicated mutex.